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Wealthy Anjali falls in love with poor Dev, both want to get married, but Anjali's family objects and instead get her married to equally wealthy Ram, who lives with his uncaring step-mother... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Ram
Shilpa Shetty Kundra ... Anjali (as Shilpa Shetty)
Sunil Shetty ... Dev
Mahima Chaudhry ... Sheetal Varma (as Mahima Choudhary)
Sharmila Tagore ... Dev's mother
Sushma Seth ... Ram's stepmother
Parmeet Sethi ... Bob
Manjeet Kular Manjeet Kular ... Nikki
Neeraj Vora ... Babban Miyan
Nilofar Nilofar ... (as Nilofer)
Kiran Kumar ... Anjali's father
Naseem Mukri Naseem Mukri ... Mrs. Malhotra
Anjana Mumtaz ... Anjali's mother
Kader Khan ... Singer (Special Appearance)
Anupam Kher ... Sheetal's father (Special Appearence)


Wealthy Anjali falls in love with poor Dev, both want to get married, but Anjali's family objects and instead get her married to equally wealthy Ram, who lives with his uncaring step-mother and siblings. Anjali finds out that Ram is not respected, but does not care as she does not love him. Ram continues to be affectionate toward her and his family, but Anjali cannot get Dev out of her mind. Then things change, when Ram decides to assert himself and asks his family to leave him and his wife alone. Anjali starts warming up to Ram, when Dev shows up - this Dev is not the poor Dev that Anjali once knew, this Dev is a multi-millionaire, scheming, and devious, and a Dev who will try to win Anjali over by hook or by crook. Written by Calista

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Release Date:

11 August 2000 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Биение сердца See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,380, 13 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,380, 13 August 2000
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Sushmita Sen was in negotiations to play Sheetal Varma. See more »


Actress Navneet Nishan is initially shown as Ram's step-sister. However, she only appears briefly during the wedding song sequence after which another actress portrays the role of Ram's step-sister. See more »

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A scene where Shilpa Shetty and Akshay Kumar were kissing passionately in the film was banned. See more »

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Dhadkan......Never break a heart
23 September 2018 | by surajrv-37555See all my reviews

I have seen this movie millions of times and do not mind seeing it again. This title is apt for the movie's storyline which is mentioned below: I will write the review in a very honest manner after seeing all is pros and cons.

The Plot: Anjali (Shilpa Kundra aka Shetty) loved Dev (Sunil Shetty) and would like to get married. Unfortunately, her father (Kiran Kumar) doesn't approve of Dev as he is poor and she is very rich. Also, his manners do not suit Anjali's father too so he arranged her marriage with Ram (Akshay Kumar) who is also a business tycoon but very religious and kind-hearted. Dev, who has promised his mother (Sharmila Tagore in a guest appearance) about Anjali's love is heartbroken about this news and his mother passes away hearing about Anjali leaving him despite made the promise to his mother. Anjali & Ram's marriage initially goes through some rough waves as Anjali hasn't forgotten Dev completely. Ram lives with his stepmother, step sister and step brother and they hate him behind his back. Then, he asks his family members to leave them alone so that they could live peacefully. Trouble starts after 3 years ie on their 3rd anniversary party, Dev returns as a wealthy businessman and is determined to win back Anjali by hook or crook. How Anjali and Ram convinces him about being happy and satisfied with whatever he has got now forms this beautiful movie climax.

The pros: There are several beautiful scenes in the movie which convey important messages: a) Giving respect to someone's feelings especially after marriage. b) Having no evil thoughts or regards to anyone even though they are bad. c) Helping others in times of need. d) The saying "money can buy everything but not not values like happiness, compassion " is very nicely said by Akshay Kumar in the climax.

The music: Nadeem-Shravan's music is enchanting. The songs; Dil Ne Yeh Kaha Hai Dil se in both versions, Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein (sung in both versions), Aksar Ise Duniya Mein, Na Na Karte Pyaar and Dulhe Ka Sehra created a special place in my heart and also my playlists.

The cast: a) Akshay Kumar gives a brilliant performance as Ram. The characterstics that he denotes is like Lord Ram in the Ramayan. b) Shilpa Kundra acts as an arrogant girl initially after marriage but mellows down after seeing the character of her husband. Her performance is also good. c) Sunil Shetty gives the best performance as the rejected lover but needs to improve in some parts here and there. d) Mahima Chaudhry as Dev's business partner cum girlfriend gives a wonderful performance. e) Kiran Kumar as Anjali's father has acted the best. His concern, anger and sadness is well depicted in the movie. It was a change in seeing him playing a positive role after a long time (he was playing negative roles then). f) Sharmila Tagore as Dev's mother did her part but could not be given enough screen footage later on.

The cons: Even though the movie has plenty of positives, there were some negatives also below:

* Sharmila Tagore's role as Dev's mother could have lived on till Sunil Shetty established his successful career but breathed her last early. * How Dev became rich after Anjali left him remains unanswered. * The scene where Ram's stepmother promises to go to the temple for atoning her deeds was not shown * The wedding of Sunil-Mahima was not shown. * The apologising of Shilpa to her hubby was not shown despite her eyes denoting it.

Since the movie has lots of advantages, the above disadvantages could be ignored. Watch the movie and feel the heartbeat.....

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